US Senate

Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more.

The candidates below appear in ballot order.

Republican Candidate

Mark KirkDid not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate

Tammy Duckworth: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Libertarian Candidate

Kenton McMillen

“As an elected libertarian, I will not be beholden to major party bosses. I will speak my mind and call out those who squander the taxpayer’s money.” Learn more about this candidate.


Green Candidate

Scott Summers

“It's time for a new political party to join the established ones, and to bring fresh, bright ideas to our democracy and our ways of governance.” Learn more about this candidate.

About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates. 

The Voters’ Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.

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